On Sunday, Nov. 15, about 20 St. Mary’s students gathered at the Campus Center for the “Keep St. Mary’s Beautiful Walk.” The event, organized by juniors Danny Ruthenberg-Marshall and Tess Wier, was meant to voice the discontent with recent acts of vandalism on campus. Students walked around campus, posting signs at the sites of the vandalism and carrying a banner that read “Keep St. Mary’s Beautiful.” The walk ended at the community garden, where participants cleaned up the mess created a few weeks before.
On Wednesday, Nov. 11, the Board of Regents of the Maryland state university system decided against legislation that would regulate pornography on state campuses. This vote came after several months of debate over the constitutionality of such a policy in terms of possible violations of the First Amendment right to free speech.
Nitze Senior Fellow John Prendergast spoke Wednesday, Nov. 4 on the use of rape as a weapon in the Congo to protract the mineral trade.
On Monday, Nov. 2, U.S. District Court Judge John E. Jones III visited the College, speaking on the topic of “Our Constitution’s Intelligent Design.” The speech was co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Democracy and the Department of Biology as the 2009 William O.E. Sterling Lecture in Law and Politics.
The Maryland Student Legislature held its Fall Interim Assembly at St. Mary’s beginning Friday, Nov. 13 to allow students from across the state to simulate the legislative process in its fullest form, from writing legislation to debate and deliberation.
On Monday, Nov. 9, Dr. Paz Galupo spoke in Cole Cinema about the definition and role of bisexuality in our culture and how bisexuals are involved in the same-sex marriage debate. Her talk, entitled “Bisexual Visibility and Same-Sex Marriage: Expanding Perspectives on Marriage Equality,” began with Galupo stepping onto stage Read More
For the final Natural Science & Mathematics (NS&M) Colloquium lecture of the semester, Dr. Larry Weinstein, a physics professor from Old Dominion University and co-author of Guesstimation: Solving the World’s Problems on the Back of a Cocktail Napkin, presented “The Art of Guesstimation: How to Use Mathematics and Common Sense Read More